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Re: Q: cfdisk error

On Tue, 2002-06-04 at 07:21, Alice M. Pinard wrote:
> Let me clarify....
> I have one hard drive, 2g. It's almost full. The well-meaning bf bought me
> a 60g hd. My motherboard doesn't grok 60g. I bought a Promise Ultra
> ATA/100 pci adapter card to be its ide controller. Eventually I will be
> removing the 2g drive once I transfer its information to the 60g hard
> drive and do the voodoo necessary to make the 60g boot.... but that's
> further down the line...
> for now... I've installed the card, unwrapped the hard drive and attached
> it to the card....
> when I boot up my kernel says (among other things)
> Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
> ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
> PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 09
> PIIX4: chipset revision 1
> PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
>     ide0: BM-DMA at 0xe000-0xe007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
>     ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe008-0xe00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
> PDC20267: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 58
> PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0b.0
> PDC20267: chipset revision 2
> PDC20267: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
> PDC20267: (U)DMA Burst Bit ENABLED Primary PCI Mode Secondary PCI Mode.
>     ide2: BM-DMA at 0xa800-0xa807, BIOS settings: hde:pio, hdf:pio
>     ide3: BM-DMA at 0xa808-0xa80f, BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:DMA
> hda: WDC AC34300L, ATA DISK drive
> hdb: FX001DE, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
> hde: MAXTOR 6L060J3, ATA DISK drive
> ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
> ide2 at 0xd000-0xd007,0xb802 on irq 10
> hda: 8406720 sectors (4304 MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS=8896/15/63, UDMA(33)
> hde: 117266688 sectors (60041 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=116336/16/63, UDMA(100)
> hdb: ATAPI 4X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
> Partition check:
>  hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
>  hde: unknown partition table
> now, the 'hde' stuff is new this login, which is nice... means I did at
> least that right. Last night I had no /dev/hde so I had to use MAKEDEV to
> make it
> 'cdisk /dev/hde' still however says the stuff about no partition
> table... if the drive is brand-spanking new does that make this message
> less unanticipated or is there still something probably not right with the
> situation?

Who made your drive?  Most I know Maxtor has its own drive utilities
which you could use to check the drive and even give it its first
partitioning.  Also, you said the system cant handle the drive without
the promise ide card?  Are you sure your problem isnt the bios not being
able to handle it?  I would check for a bios update, that might help out
a bit.  All this said, It seems to be detected properly, but the
partition table may be corrupt.  Also it seems that hde is set to pio
while hdh is set to dma.  Is this normal?  I thought most hard drives
used dma.  This may have something to do with your problem.  Maybe you
could check where the bios on the promise card are detecting your drive
and what it says about it.

-Peace kid
  Scott Henson	shenson2@wvu.edu

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